Press Release

December 5, 2012
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HOMESCHOOLING TODAY MAGAZINE COMES FULL CIRCLE

Somerset, Kentucky, December 6, 2012 — Twenty years ago Homeschooling Today magazine was founded by homeschooling parents with a vision to encourage and assist homeschooling families. Today, that magazine returns to the family as Alex and Ashley (Strayer) Wiggers, homeschool graduates and owners of Paradigm Press LLC, became the new publishers of Homeschooling Today magazine. The leadership team includes parents Greg and Debbie Strayer (cofounders of the magazine in 1992) and Josh and Cindy Wiggers, owners of Geography Matters.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to once again equip and encourage homeschoolers through the vehicle of Homeschooling Today magazine,” said one of the Executive Editors, Debbie Strayer. “Our family grew up with Homeschooling Today and now its ministry continues through our adult children,” she said. “We couldn’t be happier!”

“Despite their youth, Alex and Ashley are uniquely equipped to take on this new venture. They have several years experience in writing and publishing through their work at Geography Matters. Their heart to touch lives and impact the homeschooling community will be evident as the editions start rolling off the presses. We could not be more proud to see them taking up the mantle of publishing Homeschooling Today magazine,” said Josh and Cindy Wiggers of Geography Matters.

Homeschooling Today magazine focuses on providing information, encouragement and tools for those who homeschool, shared from a Christian perspective. The magazine doesn’t just offer encouragement but also ready-to-use lessons and activities for anyone who wants to expand the educational experience of their children, while keeping the approach to learning natural. The multigenerational make-up of the magazine’s team brings a youthful enthusiasm to the publication while also keeping in mind voices of experience.

“We are thrilled that the vision we sought to promote with Homeschooling Today will continue with the new owners,” commented Steve and Kara Murphy, the former owners and publishers of the magazine. “We are confident that this team is exactly what the magazine needs to continue equipping parents for the work of discipling their children.”

The magazine anticipates an early 2013 publication date with its Twentieth Anniversary Issue. With the leadership of the next generation, we look forward to celebrating many more anniversaries with Homeschooling Today magazine.

 

25 Responses to Press Release

  1. Marie-Claire Moreau on December 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Congratulations on your new (old) venture! Looking forward to many more years of the publication!

    • Debbie Strayer on December 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm

      Thank you, Marie-Claire! God is gracious!
      Blessings,
      Debbie Strayer

  2. Lori on December 5, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    What a wonderful and exciting announcement! We are so excited about the future of Homeschooling Today! We will be praying for God’s wisdom and guidance as you plan for the future.

    Lori Lane
    Heart of the Matter Online

    • Debbie Strayer on December 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much, Lori! He is faithful without the limit of time! Looking forward to all He will do!
      Blessings,
      Debbie Strayer

  3. Judy Madsen Johnson on December 5, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I love Somerset, Ky. It was home to me for five years. Home schooling hadn’t begun in the fifties to my knowledge–not in Somerset. Happy for your accomplishment.

  4. Zan Tyler on December 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    We are so excited about this! What a marvelous thing to see parents and (grown) children working together in a ministry that those same children cut their teeth on. This is significant on so many different levels. From watching my own children homeschool their children, I know how precious it is to watch the gospel being passed down from generation to generation.

    This is such a blessing. I can’t wait to hold that first magazine in my hands.

    Congratulations! God is faithful and good beyond measure.

    Zan Tyler
    Apologia

    Zan Tyler

    • Debbie Strayer on December 8, 2012 at 9:00 am

      Thank you so much, Zan. We are blessed, aren’t we!

  5. Kim Weber on December 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Congrats to Alex and Ashley. Your accomplishments in touching the lives of others is exemplary. I’m very proud of you two. A-Kim.

  6. Shannon Wallace on December 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Congratulations, and may the Lord bless you all! I’m excited to see what you all have in store for us! :)

    • Debbie Strayer on December 8, 2012 at 9:02 am

      Thank you, Shannon! We are excited, too!

  7. Joyce Herzog on December 6, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Great News… Love the second generation stepping up and doing such a great job. Keep up the good work – all of you!

    • Debbie Strayer on December 8, 2012 at 9:03 am

      Thank you, Joyce – we appreciate your encouragement!

  8. Meredith Curtis on December 6, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    This is great news! :) :) So excited for what God will do. :) :)

    • Debbie Strayer on December 8, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Thank you, Meredith! God is so good!

  9. Tina Farewell on December 10, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Wow! What wonderful news!

    Bob and I are thrilled Alex and Ashley will continue your foundational work, sharing your hearts and philosophy. This will be an amazing story to watch. And you, Greg, Josh, and Cindy are sure to stand back, thankful and awed.

    May the peace and joy of the Lord be with each of you!

    In Him,
    Bob and Tina

    http://www.BobandTinaFarewell.com

    • Debbie Strayer on December 12, 2012 at 12:29 pm

      Thank you so much, Bob and Tina!
      We are grateful!

      Blessings to you both!
      Debbie Strayer

  10. Christine on December 12, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    I liked Homeschooling Today and am glad to hear it will be in print again. Looking forward to hearing more about subscriptions!

  11. Robin on December 13, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I am wondering if your magazine is for high school or only for elementary ages. Thank you.

    • Debbie Strayer on December 14, 2012 at 6:38 pm

      Hi Robin -
      Thank you so much for your comment! Our desire is to support ALL parents so we will include articles for parents and students of all ages!
      Blessings,
      Debbie Strayer

  12. Mary Hauck on December 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    WOO-HOO! I am amazed to see God give you this opportunity!! I remember when Debbie and Greg ” birthed” this magazine ( so to speak!) God makes life so amazing!! You never know what’s around the corner!…..or the next! The Lord may give an inkling sometimes but I believe He enjoys surprising us!God BLESS this new season for you!

    • Debbie Strayer on December 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Thank you so much, Mary!

      I think we have been together for several “births,” haven’t we! God is so faithful!

      Blessings to you, John and your sweet daughters in the next season for you as well!

      Debbie Strayer

  13. jay ryan on December 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    God’s blessings on this new venture! Hope you prosper with HST.

    • Debbie Strayer on December 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

      Thank you, Jay!

      Blessings,
      Debbie Strayer

  14. Robin B. on January 2, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    I have a question about subscribers…will their subscriptions still be honored?

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